Cara Announce 2014 National Inclusion Award Winners

The CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Equality have announced the winners of the National Inclusion Awards 2014.

The Awards recognise excellent practice by organisations and people who contribute to the inclusion of people with disabilities in Sport, Physical Activity, Physical Education, Fitness and Outdoor Activities. This year’s award presentation took place in ‘The Pavilion’ Limerick.

The inclusion awards initiative aims to heighten awareness of the inclusion of people with disabilities across all aspects of sport. The awards process focuses on the 7P Inclusive Development Framework; Programmes, Personnel, Physical Access, Promotion, Policy, Philosophy and Processes. The 2014 award winners spoke about their inclusive developments in relation to the provision of sport for people with disabilities.

MC for the event, Niall O’ Flynn (RTE) congratulated all winners and stated that ‘as award recipients you have now taken the journey to help develop, support and provide sporting opportunities for people with disabilities’. Niall referred to the winners as ‘ambassadors’ for the promotion of inclusion in sport within each of their sporting contexts. The ambassadors embody the benefits of an inclusive environment and the concept of sport and physical activity for all.

It is with pleasure CARA can reveal the winners of the CARA National Inclusion Awards 2014:
– National Governing Body of Sport Inclusion Award – Basketball Ireland
– Local Sports Partnership Sports Inclusion Disability Programme Award – Laois LSP
– Disability Organisation Inclusion Award – National Learning Network, Sporting Chance Programme, Kerry
– Inclusive Club Award – Octopus Swimming Club, Galway
– Inclusive School PE/Sports Award – St. Raphaels Primary School, Ballyfermot
– Xcessible Leisure Centre Award – Stewarts Sports Centre, Dublin
– Xcessible Outdoor Centre Award – Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre, Monaghan
– Valued Volunteer Award – Pauline Nugent, Limerick
– Valued Volunteer Certificate of Merit – Keith Nulty, Dublin

The CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre is a National Centre focused on coordinating, facilitating and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education in Ireland. If you or your organisation are seeking support on developing the provision of sport and inclusive practices for people with disabilities, the team at CARA would welcome the opportunity to assist you.


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